Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program
Richard BozarthSchool/District: Shawnee High School - Lenape Regional High School District
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Richard Bozarth graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Accounting. After working for a private company for five years, he decided to return to Rider University to get his teaching degree in Business Education. After completing his student teaching at Shawnee High School, Richard was hired full time and has taught their for eighteen years. During his tenure, he has been named Employee of the Month on two occasions, Teacher of the Year, and received the Outstanding Blood Drive Chairman from the American Red Cross. Richardís dedication to his students is seen in his classroom as well as his involvement as Student Council Advisor.